Aurélie Solenne Gandour

Key information

BSc (Poitiers, France), MSc (Poitiers, France)
Email address
Thesis title
Mixed-gender barbershop singing: Shifting tradition through the performative negotiations of gender (working title)
Internal Supervisors
Professor Angela Impey


Aurélie Gandour is a doctoral researcher in SOAS' music department. Her research is concerned with mixed-gender barbershop singing, a new occurrence in an a cappella genre which is usually practiced in gender-segregated ensembles. Aurélie sings in the barbershop style with award-winning chorus London City Singers, as well as with Endeavour Chorus and Interference quartet. She is a former academic librarian and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

  • Barbershop singing
  • Popular music
  • Voice
  • Gender performance
  • Performance studies

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